Troop News & Upcoming Events

Applying to Troop 126

Our troop holds several open house events for potential applicants to meet and experience Troop 126.  These usually take place in November and December.  Check our website for details when those months draw closer.

We accept applications for new scouts starting in December for possible onboarding the following March.  The end of February is typically when Arrow of Light scouts bridge from the Cub Scouting program.  Priority is given to those scouts who have earned their Arrow of Light or are bridging from a Cub Scout Pack. 

We have a limited amount of openings each year.  As such, not all applicants may be accommodated.  We encourage you to pursue your love of Scouting either with Troop 126 or another troop in the area, such as Troop 2021G (San Ramon) and 36G (Danville).  You can locate a Scouts BSA troop near you by clicking this link.

Troop 126 is meeting in-person at GRMS

(Throughout the school year) and at alternative locations outside of that. 

Events Calendar

Click here for events calendar of Troop 126

Upcoming Events


Date: Friday, April 12, 2024 4:30 PM TO Sunday, April 14, 2024 12:00 PM

Location: Rancho Los Mochos - Livermore

Remarks: Form/payment deadline is March 26th!!

Description: Join Troop 126 for Camporee 2024! Not only will you get opportunities for plenty of sign-offs, but you will bond with your patrol and scouts in your troop as you use your scouting skills to compete for supremacy. Camping, cooking, campfire skits, tomahawks, archery, BB gun and rifle ranges, and much much more. This is a once a year opportunity you won't want to miss!

Camporee info:

4/12 meet at 4:30pm at Gale Ranch Middle School Parking Lot to depart to Rancho Los Mochos (south of Livermore)

4/14 Return ~12-1 pm to Gale Ranch Middle School Parking Lot.

Cost is $70 per scout to cover registration, food, and adult support.

Please RSVP by March 8th, and add your t-shirt size, any allergies and medical concerns to this list:

Last Day to Register is MARCH 20TH (shirt size is not guaranteed after 3/8).

We will cover required gear and plan meals in the weeks prior.


OSPL: Sruthi N.

ASPL: Kruti K.

OSM: Mr. Durkin

Earth Day Celebration

Date:  04/20/24 

Time:  8:30 AM to 11:00 A

Location:  27182 Patric Ave, Hayward, CA 94544

Attire: Class B or Equivalent T-Shirt


Get ready to celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 20! The city of Hayward is organizing a Clean-Up event, and we will team up with fellow volunteers to tackle litter and abandoned debris throughout Hayward community. The clean-up session will last about 2.5 hours, from 8:30 -11:00 AM. Afterwards, we will be treated to a lunch catered by Tacos Uruapan with a vegan option available. Click the link for detail:

OSM: Mrs Zou

OSPL: Navya V.

Basketweaving Merit Badge

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2024 9:00 AM TO Sunday, April 28, 2024 12:00 PM

Location: Sycamore Park (2101 Holbrook Dr, Danville)


Hi Scouts,

We are excited to announce a Basketry Merit Badge workshop where you will have the opportunity to learn how to weave two different baskets and a camping stool! Due to limited space, this workshop is initially open to Scouts 2nd year and above with priority given to those with basketry partials. If space permits, we will open the class to first-year scouts after March 19.

The workshop will be held at the Sycamore Valley Park picnic tables, near the bocce ball courts (2101 Holbrook Dr, Danville) from 9:00 AM to noon.

The cost for all materials is $25. Please make your payment via Troopmaster by April 1 to ensure the materials arrive on time. If you have a partial merit badge, you can use your original materials to complete your baskets; there is no need to buy the same materials again.

Please wear Class B uniforms and comfortable clothing.


April 27 – Requirement 1, 2, and Round Basket

April 28 - Square Basket & Camp Stool

We look forward to seeing you there!

YiS, Mrs. Osmond, T-126 ASM

Ishani Awasthi, OSPL

Troop Hike

3-5 Miles

Date:  Saturday, May 4th, 2024

Time: 8:30 AM TO 11:30 AM

Location:  Tassajara Ridge Trail


Route: Tassajara Ridge Trail

Duration: ~3 hours

This is a great hike for beginners, and can serve as a wonderful opportunity to get requirements involving compasses or taking pictures of wildlife signed off!

Detail plan: We will convene at the Tassajara Ridge Staging Area parking lot by 8:15 am, aiming to commence our hike promptly at 8:30 am along the Tassajara Ridge Trail. The trail extends approximately 3 to 5 miles, offering a perfect balance of challenge and enjoyment suitable for beginners. As we traverse the trail, participants will have the opportunity to fulfill various requirements such as utilizing compasses or capturing photographs of local wildlife. Our aim is to return to the staging area by noon, concluding our invigorating hike on a high note.


OSM: Mr. Satish Bellapu

Flag Planting

Date:  Saturday, May 25, 2024 

Time:  9:00 AM TO 11:00 AM

Location:  1 Lincoln Blvd, San Francisco


Description: Planting flags to honor our fallen veterans at Presidio Cemetery

Afterwards there is a troop bonding event at Oakland Zoo

OSM: Mrs Zou

OSPL: Lauren H

[BONDING] Oakland Zoo

Date:  Saturday May 25th, 2024

Time:  12:00 PM TO 3:00 PM

Location:  9777 Golf Links Rd., Oakland


This event is part of an Eagle Project to build a picnic bench for Gurdwara Sahib Of Livermore Tri-Valley Sikh Center.  

We will be building a picnic bench for the community of the temple which will be used by the temple for seating guests after services and for other activities as well. This will be the second of three days; this is for the AFTERNOON shift. 

This will be a three-hour event where youth volunteers will be putting together the seats of the bench and the tabletop.

Other items: wear comfortable clothes or class B.

Following the flag-planting event in San Francisco, we plan to visit Oakland Zoo for some bonding time. It is a great opportunity for scouts to get to know each other and have some fun.

Since our visit falls on the weekend, a group discount for tickets is not available. Ticket prices vary based on age, date, and time slots. To secure tickets, we need to finalize our purchase 1 month before the visit. Please make sure to register for the event by April 25.

OSM: Mrs. Zou

OSPL: Sriya P


Sara G- Construction

Date:  Sunday, June 09, 2024 TO Saturday, June 15, 2024

Location: Rancho Los Mochos

Remarks:  Transportation to/from by parents


The Scouts BSA NYLT course presents key leadership qualities and skills in a unique youth experience, applying modern leadership and team development

theories in a co-ed environment.

Participants camp, work, play, and learn - living a month in the life of a model troop condensed into an intense week-long or two-weekend course. They experience

the stages of team development, practice from a “toolbox” of leadership skills, and learn that leadership requires vision, goals, and planning.

Participants learn how to be a leading influence in their own unit; discovering resources, methods, games, and new skills to make unit meetings, treks, and other activities more exciting and worthwhile. They also develop skills that help them emerge as leaders outside their units - at school and in the community.

Summer Camp

Date:  07/21/24 to 07/27/24 

Location:  Camp Chawanakee, Shaver Lake


It's time to start planning for Summer Camp! This summer, Troop 126 is headed to Camp Chawanakee for the very first time. This camp, hosted by the Sequoia Council, is on Shaver Lake – just outside of Fresno.  

Camp Chawanakee is much like Wente. It offers the Trail to First Class program for new and junior scouts as well as the opportunity for Scouts to earn their choice of over 40 merit badges. For the more accomplished Scouts, there are the Trails of Chawanakee, the 52′ climbing tower, rifle and shotgun shooting, sail boating, C.O.P.E. Course, horsemanship and overnight adventure outings. You will sleep in tent cabins – just like at Wente – but they each have cots and mattresses! Woohoo!

When: Departing Sunday, July 21st and returning Saturday, July 27th.

Where: Off of Shaver Lake, about 3½ hours away (almost the same travel time as Wente)

Cost: $780 (if paying by check)

Please RSVP “YES" in Troopmaster and pay the initial deposit of $250 by January 30th.


Date: Friday, July 26, 2024 TO Saturday, August 03, 2024

Location: Philmont scout camp

Remarks: Philmont crew only